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XV. GIMNAZIJA PARENTS MEETING Monday, 25 th September 2017
AGENDA 1. Introduction 2. School calendar 3. Gifted students’ programme and e-schools project 4. Handbook ( Attendance procedures, Code of conduct, Subjects at our school, Assessment, Promotion to next year, Personal Project, promotion to DP…) 5. Service as Action 6. School trip 7. Parents’ council 8. AOB
Head of school: Mrs. Ljiljana Crnković IBMYP Coordinator: Ms. Darija Kos 1 M Home room teacher: Ms. Darija Kos 1 N Home room teacher: Ms. Utrinka Mihelić Srdelić
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SCHOOL CALENDAR First Term: 4 September - 22 December, 2017 Christmas party 15 December, 2017 § Winter Holidays: 27 December , 2017 – 12 January, 2018 Second Term: 15 January , School Day (ԉ day) and PP festival 2018 - June 15, 2018 14 March, 2018 § Spring Holidays: 29 March 2018 – 6 April , 2018 § 2 -day school trip § Last dayof school 10&11 May, 2018 15 June, 2018
DAILY SCHEDULE § School begins at 8 a. m. § Classes last 45 minutes. § During the ‘big break’, from 10: 25 till 10: 50, the students may exit the school building and stay nearby. § During the 5 -minute break between classes, students are not allowed to leave the school. § The classes regularly end at 2. 05 p. m. or sometimes at 2. 55 p. m.
DAILY SCHEDULE § After class, students can attend extracurricular activities or: § use the library from 8 a. m. till 3 p. m. § use the PODROOM § use the gym for the scheduled extra-curricular activities § If a gap appears in a student’s schedule, he/she should use the school facilities. § No student should roam the halls during class periods.
ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES Attendance § Attendance roll will be taken at the beginning of each period. § Extended absences must be announced to the homeroom teacher in advance ( details are in the handbook) Punctuality § Students must arrive punctually to class. Should a student arrive late he/she will not be admitted in the classroom for that period.
ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES Excused absences (Parents responsibility) § Regular attendence is essential to success § Parents should promptly report to the school their child’s absence or late arrival-email will do § If a child is absent, a parent should within 5 days, present a written excuse which must include – the date/dates of absence, the reason for the absence, the parent’s/guardian’s signature and a doctor’s report. Also parents/guardians have to come to school personally to verify the absence, at the latest by the first afternoon consultations. § During school year a parent can personally or in a written form excuse his/her child’s absence from school without a doctor’s report, for no more than 3 consecutive/sequential days. Parents can also request absence from school for their child in advance. § If it is an emergency then orally - the subject teacher, homeroom teacher of MYP coordinator § In a written form for up to 3 days - the homeroom teacher § In a written form for up to 7 work days - the school principal § In a written form for more than 7 working days - the teaching staff of XV. gimnazija § If a student misses 100 or more periods by the end of the first term, parents will be summoned to school to a meeting with the homeroom teacher, MYP coordinator and the principal.
CODE OF CONDUCT Students’ responsibilities They are expected to: § come to school and classes on time and be prepared for work(necessary equipment etc. ), otherwise they will not be allowed to enter the school/classroom § bring hard copies of written work which must be handed in person to the subject teacher during the class § attend classes on regular basis § demonstrate respect for all fellow students and school personnel § be quiet, courteous, and respectful during the classes § turn off cellular phones and other electronical gadgets during classes and keep them in their bags § refrain from eating, drinking soft drinks, coffee or tea, or chewing gum during the classes
SUBJECTS IN THE MYP AT OUR SCHOOL § Language and literature (former Languages A) English and Croatian § Language acquisition (former Languages B) English, German, French, Croatian § Mathematics § Sciences- Biology, Chemistry, Physics § Individuals and Societies- History, Geography § Design- Digital and Product design § Physical and Health education
ASSESSMENT POLICY How do we assess? § Observations § Performance assessments § Process based assessments § Tests and essays § Portfolios, journals and workbooks How do we report? § Formative and summative assessment § Written reports/ comments on formative assessment for each subject (end of the winter term) in ‘e-dnevnik’ § Final report (end of the school year)
ASSESSMENT § Each subject group has IB prescribed Assessment criteria A - D § Each criterion - 1 -8 levels of achievement § Students are awarded levels for each subject and each subject specific criterion through tests, quizzes, projects, essays, oral and visual presentations, etc. § Marks are recorded in e-dnevnik – all summative assessment but also some of the formative assessment tasks in the notes/comments rubrics § According to the grade bounderies table provided by the IB the final grades from 1 - 7 are awarded at the end of the school year
PROMOTION TO THE NEXT YEAR To be promoted to the next academic year, the MYP student should achieve grade 3 or above in all subjects. § If a student has achieved ‘ 1’ or ‘ 2’ in one or two subjects he/she must attend a minimum of 10 and maximum of 25 extended periods of study or ‘summer school’ (‘produžna nastava’) according to the schedule provided by the subject teacher at the end of the school year. § If the student does not meet the minimum requirement in July, he/she will take a re-sit exam in August. § If a student has achieved a failing grade (‘ 1’ or ‘ 2’ ) from three or more subjects, he/she will not be promoted to the next academic year and therefore will have to repeat the same academic year.
PERSONAL PROJECT In year 5 of MYP ( the final year of the programme) all students have to complete a PERSONAL PROJECT. – PP is a project of student’s own choice produced over an extended period of time-mostly in MYP 5 (app. 6 months ) – Is an IB requirement – Basic information provided in MYP 4 – Attend the Personal Project festival in March – A supervisor is assigned – Minimum passing grade is 3. – Assessed by 3 teachers from school and moderated by IB externally.
Service as Action § Service as action- a required activity or project in each year of the programme. § Action - learning by doing and experiencing § Action is about raising awareness of the world we live in. Service involves the following elements: § Awareness and understanding of an issue be it local or global. § Commitment to help others. § Ability to show empathy.
Service as Action- examples Service activities outside our school: §participating in various humanitarian activities/events § Voluntering in Gornja Bistra children’s hospital – every Friday (students, parents, teachers) § Christmas - collections for Children’s Hospital Gornja Bistra & Schools for Africa, … together with IBDP and national department §tutoring peers in various subjects; collaboration with Volonterski centar Zagreb and Animal Friends Croatia, Crveni Kriz, Caritas, Tiflološki muzej, Hrvatski savez Slijepih (Vinko Bek), etc. Service activities in our school § participating in various activities/events organized inside the school (ԉ Day, Earth Day, Personal Project Festival, Open House /Dani otvorenih vrata, …) §tutoring students at the library §organization of school’s Christmas party: writing posters/invitations for students/ teachers/parents §participating in the organization of “Dojdi osmaš” (representing IB programme) and Open House, and many more
PROMOTION TO DIPLOMA PROGRAMME § A minimum GPA at the end of MYP 4 and MYP 5 should be 4. 5. § Cumulative grades in English, Math and Science (average of Biology, Chemistry and Physics) at the end of MYP 4 and MYP 5 should be at least 12. § Good or excellent behaviour with minimal absences.
ONE DAY SCHOOL TRIP to Međimurje Friday, 29 September, 2017 Itinerary 8: 00 Departure from the school parking lot 11: 00 -13: 00 eduactional programme-a presentation and walk at Edukacijski centar Križovec- app 2 -hour workshop. 13: 30 Lunch 13: 30 lunch 15: 00 -18: 00 Sv. Martin Spa/Wellness App. 20: 30 arrival at the school parking lot Detailed itinerary will be announced a day before the trip.
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